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Truck and Chipper Operator

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Work type: Casual
Location: Darwin, Humpty Doo
Categories: Arborist, Chipper, Grounds Person

We are looking for a casual Groundsman/Truck and Chipper Operator with a can-do attitude who want to work outdoors, enjoy physical work, have a willingness to learn and are safety conscious to join our crew.

The Role:

This role can be based out of our Darwin depot and will cover surrounding areas.

As well as truck driving, you will be placing cut branches safely through the chipper. You will work in a small crew, usually rotating throughout the day between duties such as chipping, spotting, clean up and ground cutting using a chainsaw. This is an opportunity to work outdoors in a small team with good work ethic, using well-maintained equipment and state of the art technology.  This position is a great stepping stone into the industry with opportunities for progression including Vegetation Auditor, Team Leader, Supervisor and more.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in arboriculture/horticulture and/or qualifications and experience in the industry. You will have the ability to work in a physically demanding outdoor environment in various types of weather conditions. You will not be afraid to roll up your sleeves and get stuck into hard physical work.

What’s on offer:

  • Earn between $25 to $35 per hour pending experience and qualifications, overtime and penalty rates applicable 
  • All PPE and uniforms provided
  • Access to innovative technology and specialised machinery
  • Potential to turn into a permanent role with an essential service for the right person
  • Work for a generous organisation that cares for the environment and wildlife
  • A company that fosters the development of their employees and always look to promote from within

What we are looking for:

  • A current and unrestricted drivers’ licence 
  • White card
  • A MR class driver’s licence is ideal but not essential
  • Current first aid and CPR are mandatory
  • Chainsaw operation qualification (Certificate Level 1 & 2) is desirable
  • Cert II or III Horticulture/Arboriculture is highly advantageous
  • EWP Licence is desirable
  • Flexibility to work away from home when required (you will be paid an allowance for this)
  • A passion and respect for safety with the ability to work as part of a team with a mature outlook and good communication skills

About Active:

We are an Australian owned essential service with a national footprint and a workforce of 800 committed to delivering arboriculture, vegetation management, and consultancy services. We have been around for 45 years, and work to keep our communities safe and green while making sure our teams safety comes first.


To find out more about what it’s like to work at Active read our team member stories at: https://www.activetreeservices.com.au/team-member-stories/

Please note: All shortlisted candidates are required to attend and pass a full pre-employment medical including audio testing and drug and alcohol screening.

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